Buzz Out Loud 1258: Plants vs. Lasers (podcast)

Look for Brian Tong's new movement on Facebook: pain-ray-free produce. But the rest of us actually think it's kind of cool that the government pain-ray has been re-tasked to warm freezing plants. Also, the Supreme Court has finally ruled in the Bilski patent case, giving us a relatively non-destructive moderate decision. ACTA is ramping up again, and we make a date to go see "The Social Network."

Look for Brian Tong's new movement on Facebook: pain-ray-free produce. But the rest of us actually think it's kind of cool that the government pain-ray has been re-tasked to warm freezing plants. Also, the Supreme Court has finally ruled in the Bilski patent case, giving us a relatively non-destructive moderate decision. ACTA is ramping up again, and we make a date to go see "The Social Network."

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EPISODE 1258

Supreme Court throws out Bilski patent
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/06/28/151228/Supreme-Court-Throws-Out-Bilski-Patent
http://blogs.forbes.com/docket/2010/06/28/the-supreme-court-keeps-business-method-patents-alive/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20009019-264.html

New round of ACTA negotiations starts today
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/06/28/1242244/ACTA-Is-Backta-New-Round-of-Talks-Start-Today

Apple: iPhone 4 sold 1.7 million units in 3 days
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20008980-37.html

Congressmen send “Dear Jobs” letter asking Apple to explain tracking
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/25/apple_location_terms_and_conditions/

Uh oh: Verizon slashes Kin prices already
http://mashable.com/2010/06/27/kin-price-cut/

Nintendo: Don’t expect 3DS until 2011
http://www.pcworld.com/article/199959/nintendo_dont_expect_3ds_until_2011.html?tk=hp_blg

Death by Gadget
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/opinion/27kristof.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1277740934-gHsT2tL8l0FdpLFR2175PQ

It’s official: .xxx approved
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jun/25/internet-pornography-companies-xxx-domain

For 1 billion speakers, domain names officially go Chinese
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/06/for-1-billion-speakers-domain-names-officially-go-chinese.ars

MSpot Debuts Cloud-Based Music Streaming Service For Android
http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/28/mspot-debuts-cloud-based-music-streaming-service-for-android/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20008932-248.html

“Pain-ray” re-tasked to heat frost-susceptible crops
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2010/06/25/raytheon-turns-swords-into-plowshares/

“The Social Network” trailer is a groaner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWoUgftTj3Y&feature=player_embedded

Today's featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Kyle Lane!
https://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_KyleLane.mp3

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
In reference on episode 1257 when u were talking about netflix all for no deliveries on Saturday, that would help them out in there profits cause now with 4 or 5 days a month it will take longer for movies sent through the mail so people are not going to be getting as many movies a month
Love the show
Mickey

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What’s up Buzz Crew? I just got done listening to Fridays show where Raife commented that he’s not ordered a phone cause he doesn’t want it shipped to his AT&T account address. I too, didn’t want mine shipped there (my ex-girlfriends house, the bills in her name still), but that wasn’t gonna stop me even if I had to camp in front of her house to wait for fed-ex. So I ordered, prepared to accept the inevitable. Later that day while checking my order on apples site I noticed I could edit my order. Indeed, it let me change the shipping address to my work easily. No problems at all. Hope this helps :)

Jeremy B. from Milwaukee, WI

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Hey Buzz

Just wanted to share a little cellphone tip with eveyone. My parents have used Verizon for as long as I can rememeber but since I’ve moved to NW Arkansas (aka ATT country) I’ve noticed a dip in service, especially with texts. There were times where a call would come in only to push a few texts along with it through the pipes. I soon figured that calling my voicemail also pushed them through. It only takes about 5 seconds of airtime and I don’t even bother typing in my PIN. Yes Molly, that ain’t right. But it works.

Ben aka ben_jamin in the chatroom

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Hi BOLers,

I believe Rafe started the ball rolling on the demise of OS X.
Follow me on this theory:
1) Rafe talks about his theory on Buzz Out Loud.
2) Listener Writes Steve Jobs
3) Steve Jobs write back denying it
4) Steve Jobs thinks about the ideas merits over a few days or weeks. (queue the Scooby Doo screen fade and creepy music)
5) Steve Jobs puts a plan into place to eliminate OS X.
A plan he never would have thought of if it weren’t for Rafe.

Keep smiling and have fun

Tom Gousios (TomSac in the chat room, when work is slow)